Panic strikes as sewer alligators emerge from fatberg
It has left sewer operators, the police and the Armed Forces baffled.
Long considered impossible, nobody could understand where they had come from as sightings of alligators in the UK have been few and far between.
Aside from a self-confessed hoax from an Irish sea captain named Wendy and a spirited account from a Norfolk-based gentleman who, it transpired, also claimed two counts of alien abduction in the late 80s, the simple fact remained that alligators had not, and never could, live in the UK wilderness.
A snarling congregation
Yet on Friday, tireless sewer workers working to remove one of the UK’s largest ever Fatbergs (a congealed mass of non-biodegradable matter) got more than they bargained for when it revealed a snarling congregation of irritable alligators.
In a strange mix of awe, flabbergast, shock and horror, the team instantly assumed their presence was down to a cruel prank, that was until they noticed the snap of their heavy jaws and some ominous blinking.
In a moment of panic, one alligator chomped on a sewer worker’s equipment, causing damage in the region of £20,000. The pursuing frenzy led the congregation to split.
One alligator, codenamed Wally due to what appeared to be a red and white shirt wrapped around its tail, was promptly captured and airlifted to a local rescue centre. However, the airlift straps were unable to hold down the nearly 400kg beast who, falling approximately 30 metres from the helicopter, was seen scurrying off into the nearby village of Crockston.
Another feisty gator was seen one mile from the vicinity, approaching several ramblers and appearing to ask for directions to the beach, yet unsurprisingly frightened ramblers refused to offer directions and made a swift exit. The remaining alligators tussled with sewer workers and local police before the Armed Forces were called in.
After many hours of late-night fighting, the last sighting of the trio saw them scramble into nearby woodland. Several senior residents voiced concerns regarding the resident wildlife, but they were placated when they learned that alligators are allergic to rabbits, deer and water-based frogs.
Reports have already come flooding in relating to property and equipment damage whilst one of our clients, a yoga instructor, reported one of her classes was interrupted when an alligator was found flopping around on a mat at the back of the class. ‘I think’, the instructor told us, ‘he was attempting downward dog.’
With that, we feel obliged to launch a makeshift extension to every business and personal insurance policy covering alligator insurance but are working on a specialist predator insurance policy with a leading insurer. More information will follow, but please do not hesitate to contact us in the meantime on 01782 740044